Close-up of head and antennae
Close-up of legs
Female located 11 August 2010 by Todd Stout in
alfalfa fields in Lindon City, Utah County, Utah. Female
oviposited on leaves, buds, and stems when placed on bouquet of alfalfa
in a small screened container and set in dappled sunlight.
of Lindon 84042, Utah County,
GPS N. 40.20.28, W. 111.46.15
Elevation 4503 feet
The photos are are turned on the side to
fit the page better. The
butterfly was climbing up the twig.
Alfalfa and Wild
These were reared on Sugar Snap Peas in individual cello
cups. Due to the difficulty of rearing such a tiny larva on an
alfalfa flower, I tried using Sugar Snap Peas as the host plant. The marina seemed to
grow and thrive using the peas. In the past,
Jack Harry has suggested that I try snow pea pods for blues that
use a host plant in the pea family. In this particular bug, using
the actual peas of the sugar snap peas was satisfactory.
Ova: 3 days
amazing 10 days using the peas as host plant which may have accelerated
Pupae: 7 days
BROOD OR FLIGHT: Several